Every day, I like to wake up and remind
myself to be grateful of the simple things...
I'm attracted to the
simple things that
most people ignore,
so the other day when
I saw this it just
reminded me once
again that the simple
pleasures in life
Even though Arvid and I are
"semi-retired" we seem
to be as busy as
always. If not more.
It is a choice.
of us can sit around
all day doing nothing. Too boring.
After being in Branson and running
a hotel each even less so. I have to
admit to miss being that busy.
To always have something to do.
I loved it.
We now fill our time with going to different
trade meetings around the country. We also
still have our shipping company, and we still do
real estate. Overall we manage to stay busy.
I try to always remind myself to never take
for granted the simple things that life gives us.
Those simple things are what makes me the happiest.
I love being home. Going out to a quiet diner with
Arvid, seeing Sniff run around and be happy.
I love the sound of laughter coming from our
grand-daughters. See them smiling and happy is enough
to make any day a good day. To hear my nieces and nephews
say "I love you auntie Nad," and to talk to my family often,
that's happiness right there for me. The rest is fluff.
Let us not forget that sometimes we should express
our gratitude for the small and simple things like
the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite
food, or the sound of a loved one's voice.
I think what really people want is just a few things
done really, really well. And if you think about ever day
of your life, the things you really appreciate aren't the
complicated things. They're the simple things that
work just the way you expect them to...